Texas-based singer, composer and actor Lyle Lovett will bring his Acoustic Group to UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, July 24, 2013.
The legendary Lovett has a gift for storytelling and song craft. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, he has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. He fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues to craft catchy and compelling songs beloved by fans.
He is known for songs including “Cowboy Man,” “If I Had a Boat,” “Lights of L.A. County,” “San Antonio Girl,” “She’s Already Made Up Her Mind,” “She’s No Lady,” “Church,” “My Baby Don’t Tolerate,” “That’s Right (You’re Not From Texas,” “Private Conversations,” “Up in Indiana” and many more. He has recorded with Keb Mo, Allison Krauss, Randy Newman, k.d. lang, Jerry Douglas and many others including Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris, both of whom have performed at the Alys Stephens Center.
Lovett has won four Grammy Awards, including Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Album, and he won the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award. He was recently named the Texas State Musician. Garden & Gun magazine dubbed him “one of America’s most beloved singer/songwriters.”
For this acoustic show, Lovett, backed by Viktor Krauss, Russ Kunkel, Luke Bulla and Keith Sewell, will perform songs from his newest CD “Release Me,” which spent several weeks at No. 1 on the Americana charts. The show is set for 8 p.m. in the ASC Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. For this show, patrons may enjoy beverages served in ASC theatre cups inside the concert hall. Tickets are $68.50, $59.50 and $49.50. Call 205-975-2787 or visit www.AlysStephens.org.
“Release Me” is quintessential Lovett. On it he mixes a smart collection of originals with songs written by some of his favorite songwriters that show the breadth of his talents and the diversity of his influences.